Crushpad is a San Francisco winery where you are the wine maker.
Crushpad provides grapes from the West Coast's top vineyards, an
industry-acclaimed wine making team and a state-of-the-art winery 100%
focused on making wine in small lots. You choose your level of
involvement and we do the rest. No matter where you live, you can now
make your own wine.
Michael Brill is founding President, CEO of Crushpad. He's co-founded 3 software firms. Michael Zitzlaff, Vice President, leads the winemaking team. Ken Myers is CFO. Paul Cattrone is CTO. Jenny Doll is Creative Director.
Crushpad democratizes the wine industry by enabling wine enthusiasts across the country to create luxury wines from California 's most renowned vineyards. Its community is supported by crushnet.com, a social network site that enables wine enthusiasts to connect, create wines and redistribute them back into the community.
Crushpad's primary revenue source is the sale of custom wine. Customers pay between $5,000 and $10,000 per barrel (25 cases) of wine, inclusive of packaging. Customers tend to form groups of 3-8 people who share the barrel and experience.
3+ years in developing proprietary small lot winemaking software, an online social networking environment for winemaking, a strong brand and over 2500 rabid clients. Crushpad's management team is a unique blend of wine industry and technology industry executives.